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  • Making a Down Payment on the Future of New York City

    Children get support from NYC Kids RISE (photo: Michael Appleton/Mayor's Office)

    Across the five boroughs this graduation season, students are closing out the school year and beginning a new chapter in their educational journeys. But we’re not just talking about the students eager to throw their caps in the air. For the first time in our city’s history, the vast majority of New York City public school kindergarteners are stepping up to first grade with NYC Scholarship Accounts that have an initial financial investment through NYC Kids RISE and the City of New

  • Investing in New York City’s Future

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    Saving for college (photo: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office)

    Across every borough, neighborhood, and community in New York City, families are united behind one wish: that their children will have the access and opportunity to fulfill their dreams. Making this wish a reality, however, is more complicated.

    Increasingly, current household income determines a child’s future. Nationally,...